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Argenti Oxidum. Silver Oxide. Ag2O=231.28.
Shake a solution of Silver Nitrate with a solution of Potassa and wash the precipitate. 2AgNo3+2Koh=Ag2O+Kno3+ H2O.
A heavy, dark brownish-black powder, having a metallic taste. Solubility. - Slightly in water.
Chlorides and organic substances, especially creosote, for it rapidly oxidizes them and forms explosive compounds.
Dose, 1/2 to 2 gr.; .03 to .12 gm. in a pill with kaolin.